The Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment is a private foundation established in 1924 by James B. Duke.

James B. Duke and his family were innovative business leaders and visionary philanthropists. The foundation is considered to be his philanthropic legacy.

The Duke Endowment has worked to help people strengthen communities in North and South Carolina through nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits.

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Recent News from Duke Endowment

Training center receives $500K in new grants
Foundation: Mary Black Foundation , Duke Endowment

Additionally, the Center—one of just four of its kind in the nation— will benefit from grants from the Fullerton Foundation, Spartanburg County...more

Duke Endowment giving $1.1M to Atrium
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation has received a $1.1 million grant award from The Duke Endowment to improve cardiac care at Atrium...more

Grant helps grow telepsychiatry services in SC
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Some $600,000 will be used to help add more advance practice registered nurses for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health's...more

The Ballmer Express: Where's This Anti-Poverty Funder Heading Now?
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The Ballmer Group, the philanthropic outfit founded by Steve and Connie Ballmer, made a splash in the world of education philanthropy this week...more

Spirit of Rowan: Healthy Rowan moves forward
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Healthy Rowan was awarded a Duke Endowment Grant of $150,000 for three years in December 2016. That money has helped the coalition...more

Community paramedic program off to a strong start
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The McLeod Health Foundation received a grant from Duke Endowment in 2017, allowing them to fund the Community Paramedic Program...more

'Champions for Children' recognizes contributors
Foundation: Foundation for the Carolinas, Duke Endowment

Major financial contributors are, Duke Endowment, Faith Can Move Mountains, Flettie Alifair Church Literacy Fund, Foundation for the Carolinas, Kulynych Family Foundation I, N.C. Smart Start, N.C....more

New State-funded Grants Available to Combat Opioid Crisis
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Over the next month, community service organizations across North Carolina can apply for state-funded grants up to $150,000 to fight the opioid epidemic in their areas. Department of Health and Human...more

Hinton gets $425K grant from Duke
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment grant will be used to develop two leadership initiatives. The first will be for adults — taking a look at leadership styles, effective leadership and how strong leaders can make...more

NC SHIIP Hangs on to Funding in $1.3 Trillion Federal Budget
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The Community Services Block Grant funds Community Action Agencies that meet “employment, housing and crisis prevention needs” for low-income people according to the North Carolina Department of...more

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